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Security Update of Debian Saturated Hosting Provider Network

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The recently released security update of XFree86 in DSA 816 for sarge and woody had caused the host of security.debian.org to saturate its 100MBit/s network connection entirely this past week.

Searching the World Live Web

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Live Web search got a lot bigger yesterday, when Google launched its new blogsearch engine. It legitimizes the Live Web--and blogging in particular--in a big way. What impact will Google's new blogsearch engine have for the Live Web?

Slashdot Offering 30 Minute Advance Look

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By logging in and agreeing to view an interstitial ad, DayPass users gain access to stories before other readers, 30 minutes ahead of them.

Bill Cosby Wins Fight Over Domain Name

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A U.N. panel awarded to comedian Bill Cosby on Monday an Internet domain name based on the Fat Albert cartoon character he created in the 1960s.

FEMA relents on Microsoft Windows-only policy

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FEMA updated their online FAQ on "Monday, 09-Sep-2005" which, of course is impossible, unless you're part of the government. Maybe that's why some of these government agencies botched the hurricane relief efforts? The simple lack of a common calendar?

TV Finds Its Niches on the Internet

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I was watching the news anchors at WDSU-TV, a station based in New Orleans live, via streaming Internet TV, on a home computer. "It was much more intense, more frightening than watching CNN."

Want to file for aid online? Better run Windows

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The good news: If you've survived Hurricane Katrina, the government will let you register for help online. The bad news: But only if the computer you're using is running Windows.

MSN Search Tracking Clicks

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A little bird emailed this morning to inform Search Engine Journal that MSN Search (which seems to be very slow today) is now tracking clicks and click thru.

British Music Retailers Begin Digital War

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In a clear sign the digital music revolution is here to stay, Britain's major music retailers are going head-to-head for a slice of the burgeoning - and potentially very lucrative - Internet downloading market.

AMD's X86-64 site goes missing

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AN AMD supported site that is where people port GNU/Linux to its X86-64 architecture appears to have suffered something of a SNAFU.

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